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avert
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Brave New World
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  • ...and averted his eyes.
  • Still averted from her, the young man made a sign of affirmation.
  • Lenina nodded her averted head, let out the breath she had been holding and managed to draw another one, relatively untainted.
  • Bernard looked, and then quickly, with a little shudder, averted his eyes.
  • Bound by strong vows that had never been pronounced, obedient to laws that had long since ceased to run, he sat averted and in silence.
  • There, I’m ready," said Lenina, but Fanny remained speechless and averted.
  • Main Day-shift off " In the lift, on their way up to the changing rooms, Henry Foster and the Assistant Director of Predestination rather pointedly turned their backs on Bernard Marx from the Psychology Bureau: averted themselves from that unsavoury reputation.
  • "You see," he said, mumbling and with averted eyes, "I’m rather different from most people, I suppose.
  • "That’s why," he said speaking with averted face, "I wanted to do something first I mean, to show I was worthy of you.
  • At the sound of his voice the Director started into a guilty realization of where he was; shot a glance at Bernard, and averting his eyes, blushed darkly; looked at him again with sudden suspicion and, angrily on his dignity, "Don’t imagine," he said, "that I’d had any indecorous relation with the girl.
  • 2 WITH eyes for the most part downcast and, if ever they lighted on a fellow creature, at once and furtively averted, Bernard hastened across the roof.

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